Edward Wise Spannaus of Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, is Vice-president of the Lovettsville Historical Society, and is a Trustee of the Lovettsville Union Cemetery Company. My ancestors on my mother's side were 18th century emigrants from the Palatinate who first came to Pennsylvania and then Maryland; on my father's side they were 19th century emigrants from Thuringen and also from north Germany, who first came to Wisconsin and Minnesota. I have been married to Nancy Ellen Bradeen since 1968; her Bradeen ancestors of Maine, arrived in Massachusetts around 1650, and worked in the famous Saugus iron works.
In the Spring of 2012, I was involved in organizing the 150th Anniversary Reunion of Loudoun Ranger descendants. The Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers were the only military unit from Confederate Virginia to fight with the United States Army in the Civil War. In the course of this, Jen Snoots and I were able to add many more burials to her Loudoun Ranger virtual cemetery, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=45269
RE: Wade-Richard How exciting! We love to find out these particulars of family life. My email is email@example.com. Another note: I also have the photo of Rev. James Richard's stone if you would like it. I did not post it to Find A Grave because it was already there, but it is on the reverse of the Wade-Richard stone. Mine is a more straight on than the one on the memorial. Was he also pastor at your church? ~ Sheri
RE: Wade-Richard Hi Edward ~ Thanks so much for contacting me! 1st of all, yes, you most certainly may use the photo. I can email you the original digital image, too, if you like. 2nd, you are right about his death location. I contacted another genealogist of the family that located Asa's death certificate in Chambersburg, PA. My info had come from the book "John Bean of Exeter" by Bernie Bean (1970), which traces Asa's wife's Bean family. It reads: "Mary Louise Bean b. 1-1-1842, Frederick, Co., Va., d. 9-5-1925, Lovettsville, Va., m. 3-23-1869, Rev. Asa Richard, b. 10-20-1844, d. 5-9-1030, Lovettsville, Va. , both bur. in Lovettsville Cem. He was a Lutheran Pastor. 8 ch. all b. in Frederick Co. Va."
Obvious now that was misinformation to the author. I will make the changes to his memorial. And thanks to you, we now know which church he was Pastor of! BTW, Rev. Wade's wife, Ursula, is Asa and Mary (Bean) Richard's daughter, if you did not know that. Let me know if you need anything else! Sheri Ross
RE: John H. Froehlich (1870-1945) Hello Edward, Greetings from Pennsylvania. I found a PA Death Certificate on ancestry.com for John H Froehlich, birth, 10 Feb 1870,death, 5 Dec 1945. Birthplace is Harrisburg, PA. His wife's name is Alice Orth. His occupation is listed as Artist. Father's name is John H Froehlich, born in Germany. Mother's maiden name is Mueller, no first name or birthplace listed. The informant for this data is Charles O Froehlich, of Harrisburg, PA. Burial is in Harrisburg Cemetery. Funeral director is Charles Baker. Perhaps you could contact the cemetery at (717) 234-8661. There is a John Froehlich, 1835-1914, and his wife,Christiana Mueller/Miller, 1840-1912 at Harrisburg Cemetery. These are probably John H Froehlich's parents.
RE: Loudoun Rangers Thank You, My wife and I look forward to hearing from you. I still find this pocket of union supporters a curiosity. But I remember hearing about an area in one of the Carolina's which also held a substantial presence of Union supporters. We appreciate your efforts as a trustee of this cemetery too.
Tim and Bonnie Marvin (Bonnie's mother is a Harrison)
Loudoun Rangers Thank you for your work on the Loudoun Rangers. I am researching my wife's Harrison family, and just discovered the Find A Grave memorial for James William Harrison. What an interesting situation for these families to fight for the Union cause! My wife descends from a brother of this James W Harrison, named Lewis Cornelius Harrison. I just discovered that Lewis also provided a brief service for the Union cause, enlisting in Maryland, 3 April 1865 @ age 20. I have to wonder if another Loudoun Ranger, Thomas W Harrison is a near relative of these brothers. The photo/sketch which Jen Snoots provided of James William Harrison has the appearance of a possible Mulatto ancestry. My wife is waiting for her DNA results. It may suggest some more idea of the racial sentiments of this Harrison family. There is some suggestion that these Harrison's have a connection to the 2 US presidents. Tim Marvin firstname.lastname@example.org